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in the second term than i was in the first. >> jonathan carl? >> thank you, mr. president. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham said today they want watergate-style hearings on the attack in benghazi and if you nominate susan rice as secretary of state they will do everything to block the nomination and senator graham said he doesn't trust her after benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> at this point i won't comment on various nominations i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are thing that is are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should
in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today they want to have watergate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> well, first of all, i'm not going to comment at this point on various nominations i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intellig
know was derailed by the scandal. senator john mccain is one of several republican lawmakers remanding more information from the obama administration on just what the heck happened in benghazi and around benghazi. he's scheduled to give a news conference at the bottom of the hour and we are going to have measure on that. our dana bash has been doing the best she can to take in all of the information. listen, this is tricky. so many of these stories are interconnected. there is a lot of reporting. not all confirmed, but u maybe just start with this. how has this matter worked out that general petraeus will indeed show up on capitol hill and testify voluntarily? >> well, it started with the senate intelligence chairwoman, dianne feinstein telling us yesterday that that was her desire. in her words, that's a big stone left unturned if petraeus doesn't come up here and tell members of congress what he knew about what went on in benghazi, so that's where it started. then late yesterday, members of the senate intelligence committee met and decided it was imperative to invite him. dianne fein
in your view if at all? >> i think it's hard because john mccain of course had a very good relationship with the press and it's not like anyone pulled any punches at the end of that campaign either. so i think once you get to a certain level that sort of erodes. but early on i think it would have been a lot easier for him. >> but we felt like we one-day understood john mccain as somebody who rode around on his bus back in the 2000 campaign. i'm not sure journalists felt they really got mitt romney. brief thought on that? >> yeah, the fact is john mccain, reporters ran out of questions to ask him. i mean, he would talk for -- >> eight-hour rolling press conferences. >> eight hours. and i don't think anybody will do that again in the age of twitter. >> well, maybe they should. if they're secure in their own skin, if a politician is secure in his own skin and they can sit down and talk to reporters about what he really believes, okay? over and over, day after day. i think it helps him out in the end. >> a lot of republicans now want to be interviewed about the depth of this defeat. not jus
and republican senators john mccain and lindsay graham. it began to escalate earlier this morning when the senators vowed to stand in the way of the president if -- if he goes ahead and nominates the united nations ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton secretary of state. mccain and graham are scathing of rice's early remarks about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration. and she's the point person, is so disconnected to reality. i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better. and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. somebody has got to start paying a price around this place. >> let's see what happens here. but we will do whatever's necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> all right. listen to the president's very, very angry response to senators mccain and graham during that white house news conference.
something about john mccain. i don't know if you're aware of this, but he along with several other republicans did not attend the hearing today, but he's blood pressure very, veocal on issue. a cnn producer skz him, by the way, instead of coming, he was holding a press conference calling for a separate investigation into benghazi, so a cnn producer asked why he didn't go to the hearing and here's what he said -- >> not going to comment on how i spend my time. >> is john mccain being too political? >> well, look, first of all, that was yesterday. and yesterday was a closed session of the intelligence committee. today was the hearing and today was where the director of national intelligence, the head of the counterintelligence agency, the cia, fbi, state department, they were there and john mccain was at that hearing. >> so you feel any criticism of him is unfair. people have been picking on him for this, sounds like you're depending him. >> john said he had a scheduling conflict and i'll take him at his word. >> you were a former ambassador yourself. rand paul was on the show last n
want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> okay. so it took senator john mccain about an hour to make it to the s senate floor to offer a response. >> that statement is really remarkable in that if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> seems like the testosterone-fueled rhetoric over benghazi is sort of getting out of control. former cia operative bob behr joins us this morning. good morning, bob. >> good morning. >> i want to make it clear to our viewers what lawmakers want to figure out. there are three separate hearings about to take place today. this is what they're trying to figure out. one, why didn't the united states increase security in libya? two, did the obama administration try to mislead people as to the nature of the attack? and, three, did the administration deny pleas from our people at the consulate for help? let's start with the first. why didn't -- why didn't -- why wasn't there more security in libya previous -- previous to these attacks? >> well, first of all, assessmen
of the republican party. in 2004 george w. bush got 44% of the latino vote. four years later john mccain got 31%. now 27% for mitt romney. to be steadily losing votes in an expanding demographic is a recipe for failure. florida senator marco rubio, the son of cuban immigrants and a republican suggests the problem is both substantive. >> it's hard to make an argument to people that think that you want to deport their grandmother. >> decisive in 2012. 53% of the votes this year were cast by women who favored president obama by ten points. >> my wife is a democrat, and she was so close to voting for mitt romney, but then, you know, murdock and akin opened their mouths, and we sent them running back to the democratic party because they think we're nut where i. >> actually, married women tended favor mitt romney, but single women, a growing part of the population, went 3-1 for the president. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> republicans have two years until the midterm to try to shed a little of the old off the grand old party and reach out to a quickly cha
and mitt romney did not beat john mccain's totals in this election. both of those numbers are absolutely extraordinary. it says a lot about the romney campaign and its inability to excite its own base and get people out to vote for its own side. i don't disagree -- >> wasn't anger enough? >> it certainly -- i think it was disgust wt both sides. i think there were a large portion of voters who decided they weren't going to vote for obama and they didn't feel comfortable with romney for a variety of reasons. i agree with the basic prem m is that going forward in the future we need to be more culturally diverse as a party. we need to go after different segments of the population because obviously the country is changing and we all get that. in this particular election, there was another story being told. barack obama was there for the taking. we could have beat him. we just had to have john mccain numbers and we didn't have it. >> who was your candidate that would have done better than romney? >> jeb bush. >> jeb bush. interesting. you're sort of an establishment republican. >> yeah, of cou
was drawn and the president was angry about what john mccain and lindsey graham said. what is the predicate for that? she's not even been nominated. it's not clear the decision has been made to nominate her for secretary of state. >> susan rice is an outstanding person and an effective ambassador to the u.n. i i think it's unfair to hold her accountable when she -- solely accountable when she was articulating views of the entire administration. i know how the process works and you do, too, before someone goes on the sunday morning shows people get together and decide what is our best knowledge of what happened on issue x, y or, z and she was simply articulate what the administration believed to be the truth at that time five days after the attack in benghazi. it's unfair to hold her responsible for that. she's an outstanding public servant and deserves to be treated in a much more -- in a much more honorable way. >> as people are being invited -- using the term loosely -- up to the hill for hearings they feel like star chambers. the house foreign affairs committee said secretary clinton wou
the white house did. >> or as john mccain would have it, had a very strong opinion we are defeating al qaeda has not helped if it looks like al qaeda resurge en resurgence. >> without question as somebody who is covering the story in the months leading up to the election, it was so politicized with the white house and the administration because they thought every word they said would be twisted and attacked. and they didn't want to interfere and republican ares putting out conspiracy theories some not rooted in facts or evidence it was tough to report on this. >>l the untold story of america valor more about the people on the ground doing the hard stuff on the country. good to see you. >> coming up next. taking on tonight's big stories. why would they want to kill their dog? >> can't wait to hear this excuse. ♪ [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans don't have enough to eat. anything else? no, not today. join me, aarp, and
at the altar of their ideals. but you are right. the refusal to say this is wr g wrong. like john mccain did, no, ma'am, he's not an arab. he's an extraordinary person. that's what we have to have from the republican party. otherwise, they are fueling and fostering and facilitating a vicious reality. >> professor michael eric dyson, great to have you with us tonight. thanks so much. >>> coming up, conservatives are desperate to explain how mitt romney could have lost this election. and you wouldn't believe the third string excuses. riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking... oh, i see...solitary. just a man and his thoughts. and a smartphone... with an e-trade app. ♪ nobody knows... [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates
legal access. john mccain had to run away from his own handiwork when he was campaigning for the white house. i hesitate to build a grand narrative out of all of this, but the trend seems to be toward individual freedom, self-expression, and dignity for all. this diverse embracen't is america's great gift to the world. one which others have always marveled. in 1990 the ne-yo conservative writer wrote a book called "the first universal nation," arguing that the u.s. was coming up with something you neechlkt that diversity, he said, is going to be america's greatest strength in the years ahead. the gop has taken to looking at this new america with anxiety and fear. he was right. what the world saw this week was a picture of america at its best. empty, experimental, openly minded and brilliantly diverse. for more on this go to cnn.com/fareed. there's a link to my "washington post" column. let's get started. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> let's get right to our panel to talk about just how you plan for a successful second term in the white house. my guests are all old white hous
. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, and you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all on the playing field and he did as well as he could give ten circumstances. but the truth of the matter is that we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. >> patrick, it is not just about the candidate or putting a candidate that has a, you know, hispanic last name or the minority on the ticket. you said that you not only had that problem, but you have -- >> an angry white man problem. >> angry white man problem. >> i don't want to discredit marco rubio for just saying that he is and up and comer, because he is hispanic, and he is up and comer to look into the camera and express a conservative viewpoint without being angry or saying the word rape quite frankly. he connects with people and the fact that he is a cuban america american is a plus, but it is not the reason that he is a up and coming. >> explain angry why man? >> the gop has a problem of getting candidates in line and put them up and say i
graham, john mccain, rand paul now, and we haven't heard much from the rank and file in the house. and when you have a group of people that are safely ensconced in gerrymandered districts, there's not much motivation to come out in favor in something like immigration reform. so the senate might be talking about it, but people that matter like lamar smith who was the chair of the judiciary committee, hasn't made a statement. he's bringing back the word amnesty real quick. >> words that matter, you have bobby jindal, the governor of louisiana, i feel like we should get a plug every time we say politico, but he says governor jindal says we must not be the party that protects the rich so they get to teep their toys. we also had enough of this dumb-down conservatism. we need to thrust the intelligence of the american people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of voters. so i mean he didn't say amnesty but we saw the heated rhetoric to insight fear and get people fired up and ready to be against any kind of program for the 12 to 14 million people in this country right now who
including john mccain and lindsey graham are now calling for a, quote, watergate-style investigation into the libya raid and the obama administration's response to it. they also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, describing her as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the terror attack as a protest gone wrong. she went on the sunday shows including "meet the press" a couple days after the attack and said that. president obama in his news conference yesterday fired back at senators mccain and graham. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had rec
like john mccain and hatch have to run far to their right just to keep their offices. this is very perilous for our country. i'm looking for us to go back where you had guys like ronald reagan and tip o'neill who reached across the aisle. >> friends in the newt gingrich second term worked very well together. >> i think we have the right president for that. but we need the right leadership coming out of congress that's going to rise up to the challenge and bring our nation together. most of us in the country are not on the margin. most of us, however we identify, republican or democrat, we have so much more in common than we do apart. that's where we hope that our government will follow where the people are. >> that's so true. cory booker, great to see you. better luck on the ground. appreciate you coming in. >>> coming up next, how the republican party lost a battle. we'll go head to head on that question. questions from bing elections. do you know where your polling place is? maybe somewhere around my house. mine's just, right over that way. well you can find out exactly where it
. >> after the 2008 election a lot that said john mccain was the wrong person to nominate. back then mitt romney was the more conservative alternative and, again, in 2008, some say mitt romney was too moderate. seems year after year or cycle after cycle this happens, what will be enough to change it? a loss isn't doing it for the republican party. >> they're not going to learn that lesson that quickly. i was there in iowa and south carolina, people don't like him. you don't get somebody who doesn't say i don't like 47% of the population. what the republican party needs is someone who can articulate their values but in a way that's not offensive. im pro life, i am not going to spend my entire administration working on that. i don't want illegals coming into this country. we're not going to tell people to self-deport. not offend 90% of the population and that's what they need to do. >> professor jason johnson professor in ohio, thank you very much. >> thank you, always a pleasure. >>> when president obama deals with china in the future, he'll most likely go toe-to toe with this man. we'll t
loud that john mccain, the sponsor of a comprehensive and intelligent immigration reform bill-h to run away from his own handiwork when he was campaigning for the white house. i hesitate taitd to build a grand narrative out of all this but the trend seems to be toward individual freedom, self-expression, and dignity for all. this embrace of diversity in every sense is america's great gift to the world, one which foreigners since the days of alexis detocqueville have always marvelled. in 1990 the neo conservative writing ben watten berg wrote a book called "the first universal nation," arguing that the u.s. was -- all thriving in their individualism. that diversity, he said, is going to be america's greatest strength in the years ahead. while wattenberg's party, the gop, has taken to look at this new america with anxiety and fear, he was right. what the world saw this week was a picture of america at its best. edgy, experimental, open-minded, and brilliantly diverse. for more on this go to cnn.com/fareed. there is a link through to my "washington post" column. let's get started now. >>>
what john mccain said right before his meeting today. here it is. >> my focus is on four dead americans, all of them brave, unnecessarily, and what is clearly of all the earmarks of a cover-up. >> was there a cover-up? >> well, erin, there is still an awful lot of questions to be answered. of course, there's an investigation being undertaken now by admiral mullen, former head of our joint chiefs of staff, as well. and when that process plays out, we're going to have a lot more answers to questions about what happened. the key thing right now, though, i think -- and i think senator mccain would agree with this, we need to make sure we do everything possible to bring to justice those who committed these acts that led to the death of four americans. that's the most important thing right now, in addition to making sure that every embassy, every consulate, every -- every installation where we have our diplomats who are very brave americans on the ground doing important work that we do everything we can to secure them. but i think that we're going to have more answers when we go through the p
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. john mccain and lindsey gram and on the issue of cabinet, they made very clear that they will do whatever it takes if the president who decides to nominate -- rice, to move her over to the state department that, they are going to say no way because they think that she was at the very least in their words incompetent with regard to the public remarks that she made that it turned out to be wrong about benghazi. that's where we stand on that. you and fran were talking earlier about the fact that the president certainly didn't know about what was going on with david petraeus until just a day before he resigned. right now on capitol hill the fbi and his deputy are here briefing the heads of the house intelligence committee about that investigation because, guess what, they were not informed either. there's a lot going behind the scenes as the president is speaking publicly about the scandals that have really embroiled his administration. >> jessica yellin, inside the east room of the white house getting ready for the news conference, and getting ready for -- i assume the president wil
for petraeus from both sides of the political aisle in the hours that follow this resignation senator john mccain calling him one of the greatest military generals of any time. and really if you look at the head of the senate intelligence committee, senator diane feinstein, a democrat, she said she very much regrets the fact that president obama accepted the resignation. she calls it a tremendous loss to the intelligence community, wolf. >> there's no doubt that the whole benghazi timeline -- i know the pentagon is about to release some sort of timeline, they're getting ready for hearings next week. do you get any indication at all that general petraeus' resignation, chris, has anything to do with what happened in benghazi? >> i don't get that indication, wolf. from everything we had heard that this testimony was due to happen next week that there was nothing holding it up. and having heard the pentagon timeline this afternoon, there was nothing earth shaking in its revelations that would sort of rise to this level. so i just don't think it had anything to do with that. and i think that president
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